What happens when Jesus is challenged by temple authorities, law professors, and the cream of the religious crop?
Later that day, a group of Pharisee students and Jews that work for King Herod came up to Jesus. "Teacher," they said, "we know that you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren't swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are. Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not?" I looked at the crowd, then at Jesus. It was a trap. Jerusalemites told Pilate that they would rather die than allow the imperial standards bearing Caesar's image into the city. This coin and the attendant tax had incited a revolt a quarter-century earlier.
While the priests were muttering about how to get rid of Jesus, which I need to tell him, I heard Jesus raise his voice and speak. "The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.
Jesus just insulted the temple priests, and collectively, their supporters with his parable.